Privately Rented Accommodation
If you're renting property, your landlord is not obliged to keep it in perfect condition, however there are some legal standards that need to be met.
If you have an issue with your rented property that is dangerous or harmful to your health e.g. no heating or electrical hazards, you should initially ask your landlord to repair it. If the landlord fails to act or the problem persists, you may report it to us and we will send an officer to inspect your home. We will then be required to work with the landlord to resolve the issue.
If you require immediate assistance e.g. there is a strong smell of gas or faulty electrics, phone the relevant emergency number for those services.
We can inspect homes using the "Housing Health and Safety Rating System" to identify defects that may pose a risk to your health & wellbeing.
The ECO FLEX grant scheme is currently closed, and is shut to new applications.
The Council aspire to relaunch a new scheme in the coming months.
A copy of the "statement of intent" that is now withdrawn can be found. Withdrawal date - 28/9/2018 5pm.